Independence Day Director In Bidding War February 21, 2008 Jane appears to be ideal: attractive, intelligent, unruffled by her employer’s abrupt eccentricities. But, gradually, we come aware that Jane has another agenda. Incrementally, Sir Paul’s familiar surroundings are altered. His housekeeper is diverted away, strange things happen around the house and he becomes increasingly dependent on his new assistant. Jane plays increasingly sadistic games until their relationship breaks down and it becomes clear that Jane intends to kill Sir Paul. Paul grasps this too late to save himself, but the plot carries further savage twists before it reaches its conclusion. German director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) will meet with the studios this week to discuss his latest project ‘2012’ (not to be confused with Michael Bay’s project, 2012: The War For Souls). The script, apocalyptically themed as Emmerich often favours, was written by Emmerich and Harold Kloser. The two men recently collaborated on ‘10,000 B.C.’, a prehistoric epic that opens in Irish cinemas on March 14th. According to Variety nearly all studios are interested in the project. Emmerich hopes to have the film ready for summer 2009. We’ll let you know how the bidding war goes!